Back in September, we told you about a competition to conceive a redesign of the MetLife Building. Earlier this week, the six finalists of the “Reimagine a New York City Icon” competition were announced. The competition, sponsored by Metals in Construction magazine and the Ornamental Metal Institute of New York, isn’t part of any actual process in the works to modify the Midtown office tower, but are fascinating ideas of what could be. Perhaps these ideas will be put into use at other buildings.
In December of 2014, YIMBY reported on applications for a 24-story, 55-unit mixed-use building at 846-850 Sixth Avenue, in MoMad, located on the corner of West 30th Street. Curbed NY now has renderings of the project, which is being dubbed The NOMA, with an official address of 50 West 30th Street. The latest filings indicate the new building will encompass 105,973 square feet and will include retail space totaling 10,363 square feet on the cellar through the second floors. The residential units, beginning on the third floor, will be condominium and should average 1,320 square feet apiece. The apartments will range from one- to three-bedroom configurations. FXFOWLE Architects is behind the design and Alchemy Properties is the developer. It replaces the site’s former single-story commercial property, which was demolished last year.
The proposed 500-foot-tall mixed-use building at 77 Greenwich Street (a.k.a. 42 Trinity Place) suffered a setback on Tuesday. The Landmarks Preservation Commission did not vote to approve its proposed cantilevered portions.
Earlier this week, the city’s School Construction Authority disclosed a deal with Trinity Place Holdings to include a 476-seat elementary school within the base of a planned mixed-use development at 32-42 Trinity Place, in the Financial District. Yesterday, the New York Post revealed renderings of the 35-story tower, which will be known as 77 Greenwich Street. The 285,000 square-foot building will rise 500 feet above street level, and in addition to the school, will include roughly 85 condominium units and 7,000 square feet of retail space. The school will span the first nine stories in the structure, so units will begin 150 feet above the street, offering expansive waterfront views. Only the vacant six-story commercial building at 32-42 Trinity Place is expected to be demolished. Some of the air rights at 85 Greenwich are being used along with rights from the developer-owned, four-story Dickey House, an individual landmark at 67 Greenwich. FXFOWLE Architects is designing and completion is set for 2019.